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Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can compete for medals again this year at the 2011 Georgia Games.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on various weekends throughout the summer.

Online registration is currently open for all 48 sports, listed below.

More than 8,000 athletes from 500 Georgia cities and town competed in the 2010 Games. The event is staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, who can also register online to help.

The Georgia Games is a festival for state citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled and Paralympic athletes.

WOODSTOCK: Community remembers Dylan Kent

WOODSTOCK: Community remembers Dylan Kent

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Coaches and players with the Cherokee Youth Football Association are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Dylan James Kent, 16, passed away this morning after an eight-month battle with cancer. He was a freshman at Etowah High School in Woodstock.

"He was a great kid -- very coachable," said Jim McCarty, a coach with the CYFA, who worked with Dylan for two years. "He's going to be missed by the entire community."

In July 2010, Dylan was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The cancer was aggressive, and Dylan spent the last several months of his life in the AFLAC Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dylan's parents took a good deal of time off work to be with him. They are now struggling to pay his funeral expenses.

A memorial fund has been set up through SunTrust Bank.

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

ATLANTA -- "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is now accepting entries for contestants for the show's fifth edition.

Like its national cousin, this season of "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is a couples' edition. Any kind of couple can apply -- siblings, parent/child, co-workers, friends and every pairing in between.

The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, Feb. 18 at www.atlbiggestloser.com.

"Atlanta's Biggest Loser" will officially begin on Monday, Mar. 7. Six teams of two will work with one of 11Alive's two fitness partners, D.R.E.A.M.

Woodstock High Instructor Named Athletic Director of the Year

Woodstock High Instructor Named Athletic Director of the Year

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Chuck Wilson, the athletic director at Woodstock High School, has been selected as the Region 5-AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year.

High school principals throughout the region voted for Wilson to receive the honor. He will compete against all the other regional winners this spring for the chance to become State Athletic Director of the Year.

"Coach Wilson's passion for high school athletics is apparent in each position he has held during his 22 years as an educator in Cherokee County," said Woodstock High principal Bill Sebring.

Wilson began his teaching and coaching career in 1989 at Etowah High School in Woodstock, where he coached football, tennis, baseball and basketball. In 1992, he transferred to Sequoyah High in Canton to serve as an assistant football coach, as well as assistant girls' soccer coach.

When Woodstock High opened in 1996, Wilson became the varsity girls' soccer coach, a position he held for six years.

Little River Gymnast Tumbles to Victory

Little River Gymnast Tumbles to Victory

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Kathleen Kelly, a second grader at Little River Elementary School in Woodstock, recently competed in the Georgia USA Gymnastics Level 4 State Meet in Loganville.

Kathleen was named the Level 4 State Champion on the balance beam. She also placed second in the All-Around with an overall score of 37.0 out of 40.0.

Little River Elementary is proud of Kathleen and all her accomplishments, and Kathleen is proud to represent her school.

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest, hosted by the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, is over for 2010.

This year marked the largest turn-out in the contest's history. Over 280 photos, all of which were taken in Cobb parks, were submitted in the three categories.

With so many great photos submitted, the panel of eight judges had a difficult time selecting the winners.

Cherokee County Dominates FalCan Food Drive School Challenge

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Three Cherokee County schools have taken the top spots in this year's FalCan Food Drive School Challenge.

Each year, the Atlanta Falcons partner with Publix and the Atlanta Community Food Bank to host the FalCan Food Drive. This year, they also offered schools throughout Georgia the opportunity to join the fight against hunger.

A total of 40 schools participated by collecting canned food and non-perishable items between Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 for the chance to win exciting Falcons prizes. All participating schools received a special group ticket offer to the Sunday, Nov. 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce that the 2010 FalCan Food Drive School Challenge collected 41,628 pounds of canned goods and non-perishable food items.

Liberty Elementary School in Canton came in third, collecting 2,852 pounds of food.